Chris Story

On Top of The World

Your Permission Slip…

Are you looking for permission?

Perhaps you want to write and publish a book…or start a company…change jobs or careers?

Maybe you are hoping you’ll get picked to do something…anything.

Author Seth Godin says, “Reject the tyranny of picked…Pick yourself.”

James Altucher wrote a book on the subject entitled: Choose Yourself!

Why not?

Growing up, you stood in gym class waiting to be picked. You waited for the teacher to call on you….you waited to be asked to dance.

Your time is now……it’s time for you to pick YOU!

Stop what you’re doing…answer this question…and be honest with yourself:

  • In your secret heart…what is it that you really want to do?

Now answer this: Why aren’t you doing it?

Are you waiting for permission? Waiting to be picked?

Ok…..then I grant you permission…and guess what…YOU just got picked.

Your cordially invited to the top of the world!


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What are YOU waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

I’ll be happy when…

I’ll start saving money when…

I’ll fall in love when…

I’ll love myself when…

I’ll live on purpose…and live my purpose when…

Someday I’ll….is at once the most crowded and desperately lonely island on Earth!

What are you waiting for?

The world is waiting for you….your gift…your talent…your purpose.

Why wait? Your place is waiting for you….on top of the world!


Change Your Words…Change your Worth!

Change your words…..change your worth!

Words of Wisdom from Adam Braun….a man who started a non profit to build schools around the world….

When he would tell folks he started a non profit their eyes would glaze over….so he coined the phrase “for purpose”

And like a light switch being flicked on…….people reacted differently.  “For purpose beats the heck of NON anything!” Adam said.

What are you telling yourself or others?  Change your words = change your worth.

Mother Theresa said she wouldn’t protest war…but she’d march for peace.

What are you for….what are you worth?


How to measure a chain…

Have you heard the expression….”Your only as good as your worst employee”?

Imagine you go out to a fine meal at the best restaurant in town; the food is gourmet and cooked to perfection, the ambiance is relaxing and conducive to conversation.

Even the price of the meal was reasonable…and yet; your server was rude, curt in tone and ignored your basic needs like beverage refills.  Almost as if you owed the server something for having walked through the door.

  • What would you take away from this experience?
  • When you retell your evening the next day to co-workers, what will you say?

The strength of a chain lies not in its strongest link, no matter how strong, but in its weakest.

What about you? What is your weakest link? Are you willing to work on it…strengthen it and become all that you can be?

If you do….you’ll find your place set and waiting for you……at the top of the world!

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How to Wash your own Brain…in 3 Easy Steps!

How to Wash Your Brain!

step 1: On a clean sheet of paper make a list of your core values.

step 2: Review your core values…evaluate where they came from and do you identify with them. Mark through anything that doesn’t fit.

step 3: On a clean sheet of paper; create a Personal Constitution that you are committed to living by, include any of your core values from the first list that survived scrutiny, and add additional values that represent who you wish to become.

 Keep your Personal Constitution close at hand; review 3x daily.

This is your Brain…On Top of the World!

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Hey…what’s your number!

Hey there…what’s your number?

No…I mean your multiplier.

The multiplier affect is an industry standard to determine the value of a company.  You take the price to earnings ratio times an agreed upon multiplier and you get your valuation, or worth?

If your business multiplier is 5…your worth grows 500% for every dollar of profit you make.

What about your worth?

Your worth is determined by the way in which you view yourself in context to your world!

Why not pick a big number then…say 1000?

You’ll also find that a generous spirit will increase your multiplier by 10,000.

Whatever number you choose…know that you are extremely valuable… fact: Your priceless!


Situational Depression

Have you ever heard of situational depression?

Say you face a distressing situation in your life, maybe in your immediate environment, could be financial, health, romance or lack thereof.  You might experience Situational depression.

This is great news…YOUR not depressed! Your simply experiencing the symptoms of a particular situation.

This is a much smaller elephant to eat…YOUR not feeling hopeless….YOU just can’t see the solution to this situation or circumstance.

YOU are not gripped with overwhelming grief…YOU just haven’t found the way over this Hurdle…NOT all of them…just this one.

Anxiety and worry are not in control of you…YOU just can’t control this situation!

You are a whole person…take an inventory…YOU’LL see that you have way more in stock than you think!

YOU were born with a purpose and endowed with the seeds of greatness!


Pay it Sideways Theory…

Pay it sideways! ~ Using the law of reciprocity.

When you receive a gift…naturally you want to reciprocate.

This requires you first receive.

When you put the law of reciprocity to work in your life, you are making deposits and leaving gifts everywhere you go.

The pay it sideways philosophy says you pay this person a compliment and they feel great.  So great in fact they turn to the person next to them and make their day with a compliment.

Start by giving with no expectation; what you’ll find is a vast supply of joy.

And like it or not…the law of reciprocity will return to you tenfold.

Pay it sideways today….right now.

You’ll start a chain reaction that could reach all the way around the world and back to you by sunset.

Go give your way….to the top of the world.

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10 Days and 100 Ways Challenge!

You live in a crowded world.  Both physically and electronically.

You are exposed to more news, thoughts and products every day…then your grandparents were in a year.

It can be overwhelming, even exhausting.

Take this ten day challenge!

  • For the next ten day’s keep track of ten things you’ve learned each day.  Keep your list close at hand…and be on the lookout for something new.
  • At the end of ten day’s……you will have a list of 100 things you’ve learned.

This process will help you sift through the noise of our busy world…and capture what is important.

Your world is incredible!  Your opportunity to learn has never been greater. Let’s make sure we are seizing this and every day for all it’s worth.

Your ten day challenge starts now!

Ten days and a hundred ways….to the top of the world.

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A Leap without Faith…


Are you ready to take a leap of faith? Are you ready to leap into your life…the life you have dreamed of?

Imagine waking each day ready to leap into the morning….ready to take on the world…a world of your own design and purpose.

Seth Godin has some advice; Without Faith, the Leap Never Works.

You’ve already looked, measured and calculated. Now it’s time to have faith…and leap.

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said; “…most people die with their music locked inside them.”

Not you!  You are going to leap into your life and set your music free. Yes…you might play out of tune for a while….but with faith as your guide…YOU will leap to the top of the world!

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